Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Oscar Hopefuls

With Oscar Day approaching the day after next, and with my predictions now uncomfortably posted, I thought I'd acknowledge the winners I'd hope to see take the stage. Many of these seem to be unlikely chances, but it is still fun to hope nonetheless. Tell me what you think!

Best Picture: The Social Network

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor: John Hawkes, Winter's Bone

Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Original Screenplay: Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right

Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3

Best Documentary Feature: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Foreign Language Film: In a Better World

Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan

Best Editing: Kirk Baxter, Angus Hall, The Social Network

Best Art Direction: Inception

Best Costume Design: True Grit

Best Make-up: The Way Back

Best Original Score: Inception

Best Original Song: "If I Rise", 127 Hours

Best Sound Mixing: Inception

Best Sound Editing: Inception

Best Visual Effects: Inception

Winners: Inception - 5 Wins, The Social Network - 4, True Grit - 2, Black Swan - 2


  1. I would be so happy if John Hawkes won.

  2. As much as I would kill for Nolan to win for screenplay, the fact remains the Academy has an unreasonable hard on for The King's Speech so original screenplay will probably go to that movie rather Inception, despite it should win. Check out my list and opinions when you can!